Some Democrats are worried they won't get re-elected if they oppose a flag-burning amendment. I say these people have their priorities askew. What they should be worried about is the erosion of American civil liberty under the guise of patriotism. A flag-burning amendment is not patriotisim, it is instead nationalism, and it is noxious.
What this amendment does is protect the flag at the expence of what it represents: democratic freedom. It is a blasphemy law, similar to laws in Pakistan where burning a Koran is punishable by death, differing only by degrees but not in kind.
This is not the answer to 9-11. Freedom and democracy are not spread by the legislation of orthodoxy.